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Mummy Science with David Hunt
Did you know that mummies are often made accidentally? Find about more at: RECORDED LIVE May 7, 2015 Meet anthropologist David Hunt, who is an expert on mummies and how they are made. Compare human-made mummies to naturally-made mummies as we take a journey into research on people of the past. The Smithsonian Science How webcast features the research and personalities of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, providing your students with positive STEM role models, information about science careers and pathways, and more! The program delivers real-world science through free, live webcasts and teaching resources. Thanks for making Smithsonian Science How an award-winning program! We were recognized by EdTech Digest as the winner of the 2015 Cool Tool Award in the “E-learning Solution” category and by the American Alliance of Museums with a 2015 MUSE award for Education and Outreach. TEACHING RESOURCES STEM Subject: Mummies and Mummification National Middle School Science Standards: Life Science, Physical Science National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies Key Terms: physical anthropology, archaeology, skeletal remains, mummification, burial practices, decomposition, culture Key Concepts: ▪ Skeletal analysis for age, sex, health ▪ Cultural burial practices over time ▪ Chemical process of mummification ▪ Scientific benefits of studying mummies ▪ Technology used by physical anthropologists NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS (NGSS) The Mummy Science - Natural and Cultural Preserved Remains Webcast Package supports students in meeting the following middle school NGSS Performance Expectations by offering a set of resources that integrate science concepts with science practice skills. MS-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes ▪ MS-LS1-1 Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells. ▪ MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. MS-PS1 Matter and its Interactions ▪ MS-PS1-2 Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred. NATIONAL CURRICULUM STANDARDS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES (NCSS) The Mummy Science package supports students in meeting the Social Studies listed below by offering a set of resources that integrate anthropology concepts with anthropology skills. Time, Continuity, and Change ▪ Studying the past makes it possible for us to understand the human story across time. ▪ Knowledge and understanding of the past enable us to analyze the causes and consequences of events and developments, and to place these in the context of the institutions, values and beliefs of the periods in which they took place. ▪ Knowing how to read, reconstruct and interpret the past allows us to answer questions such as: How do we learn about the past? How can we evaluate the usefulness and degree of reliability of different historical sources? People, Places, and Environments ▪ The study of people, places, and environments enables us to understand the relationship between human populations and the physical world. During their studies, learners develop an understanding of spatial perspectives, and examine changes in the relationship between peoples, places and environments.
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